Citrus Mint Sea Salt Foot Scrub

Since it’s sandal weather, I’ve been really trying to perfect the art of the DIY pedicure, so whipping up a foot scrub seemed absolutely necessary. The scrub is kind of the best part of the whole pedicure, right? Actually, that’s probably a hot debate. 😉

This recipe is made with both sea salt and Epsom salt (great for tired feet), and has an energizing blend of grapefruit, peppermint and a little hint of rosemary essential oils. I used sweet almond oil to give it even more softening power, but you could substitute any carrier oil like coconut, olive, or rosehip—this is a super easy project to customize according to your favorite ingredients!

1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup Epsom salt
3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
3 drops each of grapefruit, peppermint, and rosemary essential oils

First, mix your sea and Epsom salts together in a medium bowl. I like having a mix of granule sizes, so I used fine sea salt for this particular scrub. The Epsom salt is a little more coarse, so it’s got some nice textural balance.

Next, mix your sweet almond oil with your essential oils in a small bowl. After that, add your wet ingredients to your salts and mix together thoroughly. If the scrub is too crumbly for your liking, add more sweet almond oil by the half tablespoon until you get it to the perfect texture.

Last, pop it in a jar (this will be good for a few months if stored properly—I love these jars) and you’re good to go! I’m planning on giving this as a gift, so I added a little tulle bow and a label.

To use, I love exfoliating with this scrub on a pumice stone for the best smoothing and softening results.

xo, Keely

Credits//Author: Keely Rust. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • I love this! Such a great idea and so easy to make! Will have to give it a try 🙂 xx

  • I tried this recipe in home it is quick and easy. Thank you so much for great information. This is by blog.. I started recently.

  • This would be a great project for me to make for my mom! She loves a good foot scrub. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love grapefruit and peppermint scents.. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.

  • oooo this recipe sounds so lovely! I can feel my soft feet already! Thanks for sharing, hope you’re having a great day.


  • I have never made my own foot scrub so will have to try. Thanks for your information.

  • I’m loving the idea of mixing the fine salt with coarse epsom salt granules for some heavy duty scrubbing and fine exfoliating at the same time! Double duty!

  • I will definitely be making this recipe once my current foot scrub runs out. Im trying to make more diy beauty products and this is a quick and easy one to do. I love grapefruit and peppermint scents too x

  • this sounds wonderful and i certainly need it. can i substitute another oil? (coconut and avocado are what i have on hand.) i love treats that i can whip up and do myself, they’re part of my vital self-care routine. more free ideas this way:

  • Interestingly, it may be necessary to try with my daughter! Thanks you

  • This sounds divine! Citrus is one of my favourite scents as well! 🙂

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